Type
Scripted
Premiered
Aug. 23, 1998
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
FOX TV Network
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That '70s Show

Set in the era of Led Zeppelin 8-tracks, Tab cola and Farrah Fawcett posters... While the kids continue to make the sometimes bumpy and often hilarious transition into adulthood, the parents are forced to deal with an empty nest.

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Fez

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Wilmer ValderramaWilmer Valderrama
Wilmer Eduardo Valderrama (born January 30, 1980) is an American actor and television personality, best ...

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Fez (born August 4, 1960), portrayed by Wilmer Valderrama, is a main character on the television comedy series That '70s Show. He is the foreign exchange student in a gang of seven local teenagers.

Fez is both kind and naive, but sometimes he can get very mean and jealous. Fans sometimes consider him metrosexual due to some of his hobbies and accent. He is often picked on by the local bullies, which he is bitter about. Fez is also very perverted; he frequently sleeps and spends time in Donna's closet (to her knowledge) and also references spying on Jackie and Donna (sometimes from a tree). This obviously leads to Fez's constant sexual yearnings and frequent masturbating. Eric once called him "a sick bastard." Fez is also quite goofy and charming, as Donna once said. Throughout a range of episodes, Fez, along with other characters, have labeled Fez as "suave and silky". Fez has a very strong love for candy, usually spending most of his American money on it. When being forced to pay Hyde $80, he had instead spent the money on candy. In the beginning of season 7, after Eric and Donna decided not to talk about their relationship, Fez is excited to talk about cocoa butter, claiming that it "doesn't taste like cocoa or butter". In one episode, Kelso takes Fez to the Piggly Wiggly to pick up girls, but Fez is more excited about going there to buy candy. In the season 5 finale, as Fez gets ready to leave America, he is excited to spend his last ever American money on candy and pornography.

The name "Fez" is short for "foreign exchange student,"[4] despite the difference in spelling, which the series' official web site describes as "poetic license".[5] His friends know Fez's real name but consider it unpronounceable. Red usually calls him "the foreign kid," or by a random foreign name (e.g. Hadji, Anwar, Sabu, Ali Baba, Pelé, Ahmad, Stalin, Tutankhamun, etc.). He also once called him "Tarzan," but Fez objected because "Tarzan is a white guy!" Red's antipathy for Fez seems to fade with liquor, however. In the episode "Red's Last Day", Eric, Hyde and Fez go to a local bar to find Red, who drunkenly exclaims, "Hey, the gang's all here! How you doin' Fez?" to which an astounded Fez replies, "Oh my God, he knows my name!" In the episode "Sunday, Bloody Sunday", Eric's grandmother calls him "Desi."

A flashback episode shows when Fez first meets the others. They rescue him from a janitor's closet where several bullies had hung him on a coat hook. The bullies had asked him if he wanted to hang out; he tells the gang he "shouldn't have said yes." Moments later he states his real name, which is drowned out by a long, ringing school bell. Hyde says "OK, I'm not gonna remember that" in which Kelso replies "I know! We'll call him Captain Poo-face." (What Valderrama was actually saying was the first names of the main actors who appear in the show.) The only known fact about his name is, as he states in the episode "Killer Queen", the first five K's of his last name are silent.



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01x11 - Eric's Buddy
Season 1, Episode 11
01x23 - Grandma's Dead
Season 1, Episode 23
08x15 - Keep Yourself Alive
Season 8, Episode 15
01x07 - That Disco Episode
Season 1, Episode 07
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